the absolute heart and soul of the internet. all memes come from here, and it is often a nice community where friendly conversation and debate occurs. on the other hand, there's also much hatred, trolling, and child pornography. many internet subcultures and trends evolved from this website such as rage comics, anonymous, and every other imageboard.
created by Christopher Poole (aka Moot) in an attempt to emulate the japanese futaba channel aka 2chan
A: Have you ever been to 4chan man?
B: Yeah It's fucking sick
A: hey C, have you been to 4chan before
C: that's my homepage man.